As is the tradition at 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron, the last parade of the year is always a time to let our hair down and have a bit of a laugh.
So on Friday 19 th December the cadets decided to have a ‘Pub Quiz' and games night instead of putting on the customary Concert Party. All that was missing was the pub and the alcohol but we certainly didn't need either of them to have a brilliant evening.
The Quiz and games night which was organised by Cdt Paige Howitt and Cdt Alice Hartopp with pizza being provided by members of the civilian committee was a big success. Five teams comprising both cadets and staff battled it out through a range of subjects to become quiz champions. However things really started to get going when the games started. This year the Squadron being keen on trying something new, decided to try a Piñata which is a traditional Christmas game from a different part of the world.
A Piñata which originated from a Mexican Christmas tradition is a clay pot normally disguised as an animal or other object, ours was in the shape of a treasure chest and it was made of cardboard. In keeping with the traditional game the Piñata was filled with sweets and hung well above the heads of the cadets who took turns at hitting the Piñata with a stick. This isn't as easy as it sounds, because the cadets were blindfolded and their colleagues did their best to disorientate them and guide them away from the Piñata. After much laughter and hilarity someone eventually succeeded in breaking open the Piñata which poured its treasure trove of sweets all over the place thus resulting in a mad dash by everyone trying the grab as many as they could get their hands on.
All said and done everyone had a really good night, an excellent way for the Squadron to say goodbye to yet another successful year.
So as 2008 came to an end, the Squadron can proudly look back on another year of outstanding achievements, some of which you can read about in the following news articles, we look forward to the New Year and many new opportunities.